CTVA Western - "The Rebel" (Goodson-Todman/ABC) Season 1 (1959-60)

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Starring Nick Adams as Johnny Yuma
Season 1 (ABC) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Boyce Hart, James Beer, Duke Fenady

references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


 
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ABC Sundays 9:00-9:30 PM Eastern

1.01 [--] The Rebel: JOHNNY YUMA [Verified -SC]
04-Oct-1959 ABC Sun
Written By Andrew J.Fenady
Directed By Irvin Kershner
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Jeanette Nolan............as Emmy
Dan Blocker............as Pierce
Richard Bakalyan............as Bart
Strother Martin............as Jess
Harry Bartell............as Zecker
Ian MacDonald............as Tompkins
Jim Chandler............as Miller
Philip Mansour............as Seth
William Harlow............as Slim
Alan Foster............as Wolfe
James Garde............as Emilio
Ed Schaaf............as Dedree
John Carradine ................ Dodson
Synopsis 1:
Confederate soldier Johnny Yuma returns home at the end of the civil war,learning of his father's death, and the town
being terrorized by a gang of outlaws. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Johnny Yuma returns home after the truce at Appomattox and finds his father dead and the town in the hands of outlaws.
Johnny vows to avenge his father's death. [EP]

1.02 [--] The Rebel: JUDGMENT  [Verified -SC]
11-Oct-1959 ABC Sun
Written By Peggy and Lou Shaw
Directed By Irvin Kershner
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
J.Pat O'Malley............as Judge Russell
Bob Steele............as Will Randall
Sue Randall............as Elaine George
Mather............as The Sheriff
Jim Giles............as The Baliff
George Conrad............as The Jury Foreman
Edward Schaaf............as The County Clerk
Synopsis 1:
Johnny Yuma almost sends an innocent man to the gallows,but later finds out he was framed by the towns noted judge. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
In his attempt to flee from a posse, Will Randall tries to take Johnny Yuma's horse, but Yuma captures him and turns
him over to the posse. Randall's daughter later tells Johnny that her father is being framed. [EP]

1.03 [--] The Rebel: YELLOW HAIR  [Verified -SC]
18-Oct-1959 ABC Sun
Written By Andrew J. Fenady
Directed By Irvin Kershner
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Royal Dano............as The Crazy Man
Rudolph Acosta............as Satania
Perry Lopez............as Iron Hand
Richard Farnsworth............as The Trooper
Eddie Little Sky............as The Indian Brave
Carol Nugent............as The Indian Girl
Synopsis:
When arriving at an abandond Army post, Johnny Yuma must deal with an insane man and a band of hostile indians. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
At an abandoned Army post, Johnny Yuma finds a strange man babbling insanely. He tells Johnny he is just acting like
a madman to keep the Indians from killing him. Suddenly, the Indians reappear. [EP]

1.04 [--] The Rebel: VICIOUS CIRCLE [Verified -SC]
25-Oct-1959 ABC Sun
Written By Arthur Browne,Jr.
Directed By Bernard L. Kowalski
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
George Macready............as General Pollack
Eddie Ryder............as The Sergeant
Ed Nelson............as Matt
William Foster............as Sim
Wendy Wilde............as Lola
Synopsis 1:
Two former union soldiers are on the trail of a confrederate army officer who has hidden a ten-millon dollar cach of gold.
Johnny Yuma crosses their path is beaten up and unexpectidly gets involved with the search for the gold. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Johnny Yuma is beaten up by two ex-Union soldiers who want to know the whereabouts of a two-million dollar cache of gold.
But Johnny knows nothing at all about it. [EP]

1.05 [--] The Rebel: PANIC  [Verified -SC]
01-Nov-1959 ABC Sun
Written By Lester Aaron Pine
Directed By Irvin Kershner
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Karl Swenson............as Leto Bussey
J.Pat O'Malley............as Sam
Jim Chandler............as The Sheriff
Dan Sheridan............as The Doctor
Jamsel Farah............as Theodore
Allen Kramer............as Mr. Dobbs
Laurie Perrean............as Dobbs' Girl
Edith Claire............as Mrs.Dobbs
Alan Foster............as Karl
Carl Saxe............as John
John Savage............as Al
Synopsis 1:
Johnny Yuma encounters a group of townspeople who fear that a nearby farm family has come down with diphtheria. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Johnny Yuma comes upon a squatter family in need of help. The townspeople fear that the squatters have diphtheria. [EP]

1.06 [--] The Rebel: THE SCAVENGERS  [Verified -SC]  
08-Nov-1959 ABC Sun
Written By Sara Sagal
Directed By Robert Ellis Miller
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
James Westerfield............as Suee
Jody Lawrence............as Kate
Richard Evans............as Ezel
Ben Wright............as Tom
Olive Sturgess............as Jeannie
Richard Hartunian............as Cabe
James Bell............as The Old Man
Synopsis 1:
During a cold winter night Johnny Yuma takes refuge at the campsite of a band of renegades who's intentions are to take
over the home of a homesteader family for the winter. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A band of murderous pillagers besiege a homesteader family intent on taking over their home for the winter. The scavengers
run out of ammunition and try to trick the family into giving them some. [EP]

1.07 [--] The Rebel: SCHOOL DAYS  [Verified -SC]
15-Nov-1959 ABC Sun
Written By Jack Laird
Directed By Irvin Kershner
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Fintan Meyler............as Peggy O'Shea
Warren Oates............as Troy Armbruster
Olan Soule............as Liam O'Shea
Dick Rich............as Cal Armbruster
Leo Matranga............as Bud Gaskins
Gabriel Dellvetri............as Troy's Friend
Billy Holms............as George
Synopsis 1:
Johnny takes a temporary position as a school teacher, and runs into trouble with the son of a local rancher. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Johnny Yuma agrees to act temporarily as schoolmaster. But he runs into difficulty with one of his students, who is
sore because his sweetheart has a crush on Johnny. [EP]

1.08 [--] The Rebel: DARK SECRET  [Verified -SC]
22-Nov-1959 ABC Sun
Teleplay By Shimon Wincelberg; Story By David Victor
Directed By Irvin Kershner
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Tyler McVey............as The Sheriff
Grace Lenard............as Cora Trask
Robert Hutton............as Simmons
Edith Claire............as Mrs.Simmons
William Bryant............as Wallace
N.J.Davis............as Sime Trask
Bobby Beekman............as Larry
Frank Harding............as The Bartender
Johnny Eimen............as Ike
Jose Sanchez............as Juano
Jon Blake............as Ted
Philip Mansour............as Red
Synopsis:
Embittered Sime Trask goads Johnny Yuma into a gunfight. Trask is killed, and Yuma and the Sheriff go to explain
his death to the widow. [EP]

1.09 [--] The Rebel: MISFITS  [Verified -SC]
29-Nov-1959 ABC Sun
Written by Arnold Belgard
Directed by Irvin Kershner 
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Hampton Fancher ............... Bull
Hal Stalmaster ................ Skinny
Synopsis:
Three young boys ambush Johnny Yuma. The youths then tell Yuma of their bold plan to rob a bank.

1.10 [--] The Rebel: IN MEMORIAM  [Verified -SC]
06-Dec-1959 ABC Sun
Written by Irving H. Cooper 
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Agnes Moorehead ............... Martha Lassiter
Madlyn Rhue ................... Beth
Synopsis:
Johnny Yuma fulfills a promise made to a dying Union soldier. He rides into Lassiter City to return a keepsake medal
to the boy's family. The mother proudly receives the medal and then asks Yuma to stay on as a cowhand.

1.11 [--] The Rebel: THE VAGRANTS  [Verified -SC]
20-Dec-1959 ABC Sun
Written by Peggy and Lou Shaw 
Directed by Irvin Kershner 
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Robert Foulk .................. Sheriff
Wright King ................... Woody
K.L. Smith .................... Farrell
Kelton Garwood ................ Charlie
Synopsis:
Johnny is arrested by a corrupt sheriff on a trumped-up charge of vagrancy, and forced to join a gang of slave laborers.

1.12 [--] The Rebel: GUN CITY  [Verified -SC]
27-Dec-1959 ABC Sun
Written by William Link and Richard Levinson
Directed by Irvin Kershner 
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Otto Kruger ................... Ben Tully
Dan Sheridan .................. Ashby
Synopsis:
Yuma goes to see the newspaper editor in a frontier town. The editor tells Yuma that the city is trying a new approach
to law and order by assuring that everyone is disarmed.

1.13 [--] The Rebel: THE DEATH OF GRAY
03-Jan-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Harry Townes .................. Colonel
Johnny Cash ................... Pratt
Steven Marlo .................. Cass
Synopsis:
Two men in Confederate uniforms attack Johnny Yuma and force him to come to their hideout. Yuma learns that the men
are members of a group who refuse to acknowledge the end of the Civil War. One of the bestJohnny Cash is great

1.14 [--] The Rebel: ANGRY TOWN   [Verified -SC]
10-Jan-1960 ABC Sun
Written By Terence Kilpatrick
Directed By Bernard L. Kowalski 
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Perry Cook .................... Leach
Jose Sanchez .................. Rudi
Jose Gonzales Gonzales ........ Barber
Ian MacDonald ................. Storekeeper
Jim Giles ..................... Mr. Morton
Synopsis:
Johnny Yuma comes to town for supplies and discovers that he is the victim of a conspiracy. No one will sell to him and
he will starve unless he can break the boycott. [EP]

1.15 [--] The Rebel: GOLD SEEKER
17-Jan-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
John Sutton ................... Man
Eddie Little Sky .............. Touch the Clouds
Henry Brandon ................. Running Wolf
Synopsis:
Johnny Yuma tangles with a man who intends to mine gold in Indian territory, despite laws prohibiting it.
Yuma pursues the man into the territory.

1.16 [--] The Rebel: GLORY
24-Jan-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Marie Windsor ................. Emma
Jennifer Lea .................. Glory
William Bryant ................ Don
Synopsis:
In the desert, Johnny Yuma encounters a girl who has been stranded and left to die. Yuma learns that the girl's romance
was broken up the hate of her fiance's sister.

1.17 [--] The Rebel: THE UNWANTED
31-Jan-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Trevor Bardette ............... Amister
Carleton Young ................ Sheriff Peeples
Henry Rowland ................. Rollins
Buck Young .................... Savage
Synopsis:
Johnny Yuma tries to befriend old man Amister. But townspeople warn that the man has been behaving strangely.

1.18 [--] The Rebel: THE CRIME
07-Feb-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Walter Sande .................. Cannon
Paul Clarke ................... Solado
Richard Devon ................. Collmer
Synopsis:
Townspeople hurl charges of robbery at Johnny Yuma, but the rebel proves his innocence. The anxious citizens then
turn their accusations on an equally innocent Mexican.

1.19 [--] The Rebel: NOBLESSE OBLIGE
14-Feb-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Robert Vaughn ................. Major
Gail Russell .................. Cassandra
Synopsis:
On a visit to his old commanding officer, Johnny Yuma discovers that the major is planning to hang an apparently
innocent man.

1.20 [--] The Rebel: LAND
21-Feb-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Rudolph Anders ................ Frank Gottwald
Ralph Moody ................... Judge Parks
Rick Rich ..................... Dan Hauser
Ross Elliott .................. Dr. Mac
Synopsis:
Johnny Yuma is called on to testify in a trial involving some prairie land. But after his appearance, Johnny learns
that he has unwittingly helped pull off a big land swindle.

1.21 [--] The Rebel: HE'S ONLY A BOY
28-Feb-1960 ABC Mon
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Robert Blake .................. Virgil Morse /Virgil Moss [BH]
Michael Vandever .............. Till
Donald Woods .................. Sam Morse
George Becwar ................. Bartender
Synopsis:
His father has been called a coward, and young Virgil Morse (or Moss) intends to defend the family honor. Johnny Yuma
has a letter that would disprove the accusation, but Virgil, unaware of this, tries to shoot him.

1.22 [--] The Rebel: TAKE DEAD AIM
06-Mar-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Edgar Barrier ................. Bianco
Mala Powers ................... Cassie
Synopsis:
Bianco and Cassie are a husband-and-wife shooting team. Yuma finds himself right in their line of fire.

1.23 [--] The Rebel: THE RATTLER
13-Mar-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Martha Vickers ................ Bess
Tony Haig ..................... Davy
Keith Richards ................ Tom Weed
Synopsis:
When a rattler bites Johnny Yuma, Tom Weed comes to his aid. But Weed is another kind of snake in the grass and
plans to use Johnny in a scheme to take over the town.

1.24 [--] The Rebel: YOU STEAL MY EYES
20-Mar-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Cathy O'Donnell ............... Blind Girl
William Bryant ................ Hump
Ross Sturlin .................. Sculley
George Graham ................. Dan
Synopsis:
Johnny Yuma rescues a trapper who was caught in his own snare. But Hump, the trapped trapper, has enemies who would
just as soon he was left in the trap.

1.25 [--] The Rebel: FAIR GAME
27-Mar-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
James Drury ................... Burt Pace
Patricia Medina ............... Belle Kenyon / Cynthia Kenyon [BH]
Jim Chandler .................. Farnum
Stacy Harris .................. Kramer
Mickey Finn ................... Stage Driver
Synopsis:
A bounty hunter is murdered while escorting outlaw Belle Kenyon to justice. Johnny Yuma takes charge of Belle and
stalks the killer.

1.26 [--] The Rebel: UNSURRENDERED SWORD
03-Apr-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Jay Novello ................... Morales
Paul Picerni .................. Manuel
Peggy Webber .................. Juanita
Mary Gregory .................. Elvira
Synopsis:
Johnny Yuma goes to Mexico to retrieve a sword. He has promised to bring it back to Juanita, the widow of a
Confederate general.

1.27 [--] The Rebel: THE CAPTIVE TREMBLOR
10-Apr-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Robert Brubaker ............... Dr. Sam Bates
James Seay .................... Jethro Gain
John Pickard .................. Marshal Drown
Mimi Gibson ................... Tildy Gain
Lillian Adams ................. Squaw
Synopsis:
A doctor who saved Johnny's life is in jail, but he has never been convicted of a crime.

1.28 [--] The Rebel: BLIND MARRIAGE
17-Apr-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Lisa Lu ....................... Quong Lia
Philip Ahn .................... Quong Lee
Victor Buono .................. Young
Wyatt Cooper .................. Collins
Synopsis:
Four larcenous characters are about to bamboozle a wealthy Chinese family. Though the odds are against him, Yuma
tries to smash the scheme.

1.29 [--] The Rebel: ABSOLUTION
24-Apr-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Gloria Talbott ................ Genevieve
Barry Atwater ................. Colonel Morgan
John Maxwell .................. Doctor
Natalie Masters ............... Nurse
Laura Wood .................... Servant Woman
Synopsis:
Johnny hurries to the bedside of a dying young woman. His mission evokes the memory of an earlier time during
the Civil War, when he and the girl were in love.

1.30 [--] The Rebel: A GRAVE FOR JOHNNY YUMA
01-May-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Fred Beir ..................... Simon
John Brinkley ................. Sprague
Bruno Ve Sota ................. Mason
Mike Mikler ................... Zack
Ross Sterling ................. Brad
Olan Soule .................... Mr. Dover
Synopsis:
Concealing his true identity, Johnny Yuma joins forces with a stranger who's trailing a man he intends to kill
- Johnny Yuma.

1.31 [--] The Rebel: IN MEMORY OF A SON
08-May-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Harry Bartell ................. Charlie Burton
Jack Hogan .................... Vic
Richard Evans ................. Tony
Marjorie Stapp ................ Blondie
James Giles ................... Sheriff
Synopsis:
Charlie Burton, in memory of a son lost during the Civil War, wills his valuable property to four of his son's
wartime buddies.

1.32 [--] The Rebel: PAINT A HOUSE WITH SCARLET
15-May-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Clu Gulager ................... Virgil Taber
Maggie Mahoney ................ Sara Bodine
John Anderson ................. Ezra Taber
Synopsis:
Johnny Yuma makes a brief stop at the farmhouse of a young widow, a former dance hall girl. He learns that she is
being maliciously persecuted by a self-righteous neighbor.

1.33 [--] The Rebel: GRANT OF LAND
22-May-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Paul Richards ................. Travis
Ruta Lee ...................... Ellen Barton
Ed Nelson ..................... Chad
Jimmy Lee Cook ................ Moody
Ben Wright .................... Wicks
Synopsis:
A former Northern soldier has settled on a small piece of land in the South, and townspeople make it known that he
is not welcome.

1.34 [--] The Rebel: NIGHT ON A RAINBOW
29-May-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
James Best .................... Ted Evans
Gail Kobe ..................... Carfie Evans
Perry Cook .................... Roy Cale
Jon Lormer .................... Doctor
Synopsis:
Johnny learns that an old friend from his Army days has become a drug addict.

1.35 [--] The Rebel: LADY OF QUALITY
05-Jun-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Joanna Moore .................. Barbara Dyer
Edward Kemmer ................. Dr. Curtis
Bart Burns .................... Packer
Joe Breen ..................... Logan
Synopsis:
Johnny comes upon the burned-out remains of a fine old home. In the midst of the wreckage he finds a deranged young
woman, oblivious to her surroundings and playing a pump organ.

1.36 [--] The Rebel: THE EARL OF DURANGO
12-Jun-1960 ABC Sun
Starring: Nick Adams (as Johnny Yuma)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Medina ............... Lupe
John Sutton ................... Spencer Scott
George Tobias ................. Sheriff Boyd
L.Q. Jones .................... Otis
Jody Lawrence ................. Lorena
Nick Dennis ................... Durango
Victor Buono .................. Ralph Babcock
Jody Warner ................... Belle
Bruno Ve Sota ................. Klemo
Synopsis:
Johnny is hired as bodyguard for the head of an investment company. He reports for duty just seconds too late and
his employer has been shot.

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